Blanton Museum of Art Est. 2006

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, United States

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Unique, elegant, and exclusive—all could be used to describe a gala event at one of the most noted university museums in the country, a striking edifice housing 17,000 works of modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.
Enchant your 300 wedding guests beneath a soaring 50-foot ceiling with skylights or dazzle your 500+ black-tied attendees with surrounding access to galleries of stunning works. The museum happily provides a list of approved vendors with extensive experience to serve up your guests an unforgettable night.
The Lowdown
Type
Art Gallery
Museum
Other
Theatre
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
Street
Style
Contemporary
Cultural
Elegant
Glamorous
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Corporate Event
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.
LGBT Weddings

Venue Setting

Venue options include the atrium in the gallery building with an option to add the mezzanine, a smaller lobby space and mezzanine, two classroom spaces, board rooms and a 299 seat auditorium.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Catering and rental furniture is contracted separately and all caterers must be approved.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
N/A
Standing
600
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2006
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

The Blanton welcomes you to host a wide range of events in our unique and exclusive rental spaces. Whether you are planning an elegant wedding reception or a contemporary film screening, the Blanton Museum of Art offers a one-of-a-kind setting for your event.

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Rapoport Atrium is a dramatic space with a soaring 50-foot ceiling and spectacular skylights serves as the centerpiece of the museum. Whether you wish to host a black-tie dinner or a grand reception, the Rapoport Atrium will make a lasting impression on every attendee. Rental of this space includes access to galleries on the first floor of the Michener Gallery Building except during exhibition installation.
Design:
The Rapoport atrium features a stunning site specific art installation commissioned in 2009 by artist Teresita Fernández. "Stacked Waters" consists of 3,100 square feet of custom–cast acrylic that covers the cavernous atrium walls in a striped blue pattern resembling water. Horizontal bands of saturated color shift and fade from deep blue to white in varying gradations. The title of the work is a nod to Donald Judd's stacked pieces, and his exploration of box interiors. (The Blanton atrium functions similarly, suggesting a container.) Utilizing the natural light afforded by the space's many skylights, the work will appear as a mirror, reflecting the activity of museum visitors and becoming what the artist refers to as, “a changing portrait of Texas light…”
Standout Venue Features:
We encourage all of our rental clients to invite their attendees to explore our collections and temporary exhibitions at no additional charge during regular museum hours.
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